SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011
A. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
In the absence of President Tye, Vice President Sapanai called the Regular meeting of the
Board of Directors of the Stinson Beach County Water District to order on Saturday, June 18,
2011, at 9:30 a.m., at the Stinson Beach County Water District office, located at 3785
Shoreline Highway, Stinson Beach, CA 94970.
Elizabeth Sapanai, Vice President
Lawrence Baskin, Director
Barbara Boucke, Director
Jim Zell, Director
Scott Tye, President
General Manager present:
Helma Schwendig - Administrative Asst.
B. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
C. SETTING OF AGENDA
The agenda was unanimously adopted as set.
D. PUBLIC HEARING
Discussion and possible direction to staff re: revision of SBCWD Resolution No. WW-
2005-01 for 25 Lincoln Avenue, Stinson Beach, owner Ms. Lisa Gansky, Account #04800,
Mike Brown, Brown & Brown Construction.
The General Manager gave a brief history of the project. This is a Resubmitted Design
(Redesigned Plan) Review application for a new single family residential unit of 1,111 square
feet with an existing cottage of 233 square feet. Initially, when a prior 1,900 square foot
building for the septic system was permitted in 2005, a condition of the permit provided that the
detached cottage be removed. The septic system was constructed in 2007, but it was not
completed. Two items needed to be done: (1) Performance testing of the telemetry control
panel and (2) Hydraulic load and dye testing of the septic system by District staff. These two
items depended upon the cottage being removed.
The new, resubmitted plan was discussed and supported by the Wastewater Committee last
month. It is considerably smaller than the original plan. There had been some concerns that
the removal of the cottage could create a problem with the stability of the hillside and the
previously installed leach field. Director Baskin moved to adopt the revised resolution, but add
thereto the provision that the existing cottage shall not be used as a second unit. Director
Boucke seconded the motion. The motion to adopt the revised resolution, renumbered as
WW-2011-03, was approved by unanimous vote.
Discussion and possible direction to staff re: Stinson Beach County Water District
Operations & Maintenance Budget (O&M) and Capital Improvement Projects (CIP)
Budgets for Fiscal Year 2011-2012, (continued from the Saturday, May 21, 2011, Board
Year-to-date water revenues are down, but miscellaneous revenue is expected to increase.
The employee salaries will be raised by 2%, with a corresponding 2% increase in the
employee contribution to the CalPERS retirement fund. By utilizing the annual lump sum
prepayment option for required employer contributions of $129,028 before July 15, 2011, the
District will save $4,970 by not making monthly payments.
Director Boucke moved to adopt the Operations & Maintenance Budget and Capital
Improvement Projects Budgets for fiscal year 2011-2012. Director Baskin seconded the
motion. The budgets were approved unanimously.
E. GENERAL BUSINESS
Discussion and possible direction to staff regarding construction material located at
7/20 Arenal Avenue [next to 12 Marine Way], Mr. Wayne Lazarus, owner, Mr. Tim
The General Manager had mailed Mr. Lazarus a letter on May 16, 2011 requesting that the
construction material (rock) deposited next to Easkoot Creek be removed from his property's
edge/creek bank area. This material had been deposited during construction of the new septic
system at the neighboring property located at 12 Marine Way. Mr. Tim Peterson, the
contractor at 12 Marine Way, contacted the General Manager, asking what needed to be done
to restore the creek to its previous condition. Mr. Lazarus had also contacted the General
Manager to inquire if this matter has been resolved. The Board unanimously decided, as an
alternative solution, to direct the General Manager to notify Mr. Peterson that within the next 30
days, he must move the rocks to the opposite side of the property, away from the creek, to
minimize the chances of the rocks becoming an impediment to surface run-off.
Discussion and possible direction to staff re: supporting a proposal for a multi-use
path for non-motorized travel along a 4-mile stretch of the Bolinas Lagoon.
At the March 19, 2011 Board meeting, during Public Expression, Mr. Gerry Coles, representing
Bolinas Lagoon Hwy One Pathway, had made a brief presentation regarding the concept for a
four mile long off-road Multiple Use Path between the Bolinas Lagoon and Highway One. At
that time, the Board felt it was premature for the District to endorse the project and that he
should seek input from the Stinson Beach Village Association. Mr. Coles stated that
Supervisor Steve Kinsey believes this is really an important project. However, neither Marin
County Parks and Open Space nor Caltrans has considered this matter. In the next several
months, Caltrans will replace culverts and riprap to stabilize the shoreline around the lagoon.
Mr. Coles feels this is a wonderful opportunity for them to study the possibility of improving
public access around the lagoon, as well as protecting bicyclists and pedestrians from the
dangers of passing vehicles.
Mr. Coles had hoped the District would send two letters: (1) to the Open Space District and (2)
to CalTrans. Vice President Sapanai inquired if Mr. Coles had received any input from the
Village Association. Mr. Coles stated that had not yet interacted with the Association. Director
Baskin suggested that Mr. Coles contact the Village Association to be placed on its agenda,
since it is the town's liaison for local issues. Once the Village Association gives its support,
the District will also endorse the project.
Discussion and possible direction to staff re: approving a Resolution Establishing an
Employee Benefit Program for the Fiscal Year 2011 - 2012.
Director Baskin moved to approve Resolution No. GB-2011-00 [renumbered GB-2011-03],
establishing an Employee Benefit Program for the fiscal year 2011 - 2012. Director Boucke
seconded the motion. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Discussion and possible direction to staff to solicit bids for replacement of one-half
of the District Office roof and the placement of solar panels upon the roof.
The General Manager discussed his draft request for bids for replacing one-half of the District
Office roof and then placing solar panels upon the roof. The Board unanimously directed the
General Manager to proceed with the project by soliciting bids. If possible, bids will be
solicited on Friday, July 15, 2011.
F. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Director Boucke moved to approve the minutes of May 21, 2011. Director Zell seconded the
motion. Vice President Sapanai requested that the sentence beginning on Page 1, line 39
under Public Expression: "The Village Association is the community's forum for proposals and
has a local Coastal Plan" be changed to read: "The Village Association is the community's
forum for proposals and has input to the Local Coastal Program." The remainder of the
minutes was approved by unanimous vote with the exception of Director Baskin who was not
in attendance at the May 21 meeting.
G. APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS
Director Baskin noted that the price of coffee has skyrocketed recently and offered to assist the
District with future coffee purchases. Director Boucke moved to approve the disbursements for
May 18 and June 1, 2011. Vice President Sapanai seconded the motion. The disbursements
were approved by unanimous vote.
H. MANAGER'S REPORT
The General Manager discussed his monthly report. He reminded Ron Palla of Darling
International, San Francisco, about the need for a Waste Haulers Permit and the $300 yearly
permit fee to be able to haul waste cooking oil from Stinson Beach restaurants. Mr. Palla
stated that he doubted if his company would do any future hauling in Stinson Beach because
of his low profit margin. The General Manager will call Jim Machado to inquire if he would haul
waste cooking oil if needed.
Maze & Associates are being contacted to schedule the auditors' site visit. The owners of the
property at 6480 Panoramic Highway have been advised to remove an illegal sewage/septic
connection under the cabin occupied by their tenant. The District's annual Consumer
Confidence Report/Water Quality Report was distributed to all customers on June 9. The
District's arsenic levels, while still within the guidelines, are getting closer to the action level. In
case the new Pall units do not provide enough arsenic removal, there is enough room in front
of the Pall units to add resin impregnated active carbon filters if necessary.
Grace Su, Senior Project Engineer, Northgate Environmental Management, Inc., attending as
a member of the public, spoke of her interest in our wastewater system and tidal fluctuations.
She requested that the General Manager send her a copy of the scientific study prepared by
Stanford University researchers in early 2010 concerning groundwater discharge in Stinson
Tom Wredberg, a local realtor with Oceanic Realty, inquired if the number of bedrooms limits
the wastewater generation rate. No, they do not. The District's current Title IV Wastewater
Code provides its existing definition, "Design Flow - Notwithstanding the number of bedrooms,
within a single dwelling unit, the minimum dispersal field area shall be based upon total floor
area of habitable space." [Note: a posting error on the District website containing a draft Title
IV regulation pertaining to the number of bedrooms, and that was never enacted, has since
I. COMMITTEE REPORTS
The Board reviewed the correspondence.
The motion to adjourn the meeting was approved by unanimous vote. The meeting was
adjourned at 10:45 a.m.